About About LI Best

Victoria Libert, Patchogue-Medford HS, Realm, Digital photograph, 2023.

Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to show their work in a museum.

Each year, students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to create a work of art inspired by artwork shown in the Museum during the school year and submit to this prestigious juried exhibition. Hundreds of works of art are submitted from schools across Nassau and Suffolk counties and approximately 80 are chosen for display in the exhibition.


Teachers DO NOT NEED TO DELIVER ALL ARTWORK entries in person for 2024. Jurying will be done from digital images and videos. Awards will be determined after all artwork is delivered.

Looking to participate? The School Registration Deadline is November 20, 2023!

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Photo: Kareena Galani, Jericho Senior High School, with her watercolor painting Ancestors, which won a Joseph Mack Achievement Award in Long Island’s Best 2023.

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